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Komodo National Park is a world-renowned nature reserve in Indonesia. The area includes a collection of dive resorts in Komodo that make it

With so many once-in-a-lifetime experiences to choose from, planning your trip can feel overwhelming. But it’s easy to dovetail a Komodo diving experience into any trip to the area. Many tourists choose to stay at a Flores dive resort or Labuan Bajo dive resort for easy access to diving and snorkeling sites throughout the islands.

Again, don’t worry if you’re feeling overwhelmed! We’ve taken the stress out of planning your vacation. Below are our top 4 picks for the best diving and snorkeling experiences around the reserve – plus an insider tip on our favorite way to experience Komodo National Park.

Batu Bolong


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A signature site of Komodo National Park, Batu Bolong is considered as the most spectacular diving site in the world. The underwater life here is fascinating, where you can expect to see rare marine creatures including white tip reef shark, giant trevally, large turtles, and many others. The current is strong, so the site is more suitable for experienced and avid divers. It's a mesmerizing underwater ecosystem


Makassar Reef


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Also called “Manta Point”, the long Makassar Reef is a sanctuary for manta rays. This is the best place to dive if you want a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with this beautiful sea creature.

The white sand bed island is a great place to relax and sunbathe between dives.


Cannibal Rock


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Don’t be fooled by its menacing name. Cannibal Rock offers an easy, gentle dive and snorkeling site with a gentle current. Here you can see pygmy seahorses, frogfish, and dozens of colorful anemones. This area is an absolute delight for macro photographers, night divers and those seeking an opportunity to immerse themselves in Komodo’s natural biodiversity.


Kanawa Island


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With its clear, pristine turquoise water, this little island is truly a Labuan Bajo dive and snorkeling paradise. The seascape is stunning, with colorful coral reefs and thousands of fish. Diving deeper, you will also see large marine creatures, including manta rays and whale sharks. The island is also known for its spectacular beaches – offering a perfect opportunity for recharging at a Labuan Bajo dive resort before heading home.

You’re probably planning to stay at a dive resort in Komodo. But the easiest way to experience everything Komodo National Park has to offer is by boat. For five-star comfort and unparalleled amenities, we highly recommend setting sail aboard AYANA Lako Di’a.

You’ll enjoy unparalleled access to the best Komodo island diving, snorkeling and sun-bathing locations throughout the nature reserve – with the help of a dedicated crew managing every aspect of your luxury travel experience.

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